The Effects of Using Educational Mapping as a Game in Teaching English Language on the Learning and Teaching Process
The current study aims to explore how the learning and teaching process is affected when educational mapping is used as a game in English language instruction. The study involved 27 Al-Quds Open University master’s degree candidates. The research questions were: 1. Does using educational mapping as a game in teaching the English language affect the process of learning and teaching? 2. How does using educational mapping as a game in teaching the English language affect the process of learning and teaching? To answer the research questions, the researchers collected 27 forms of semi-structured written interviews. Moreover, the study’s thematic coding and Gioia approach serve to illustrate how the researchers applied the qualitative methodology. The results of the study stated that using educational mapping in teaching English had positive effects on the cognitive, psychological, social and emotional domains of the learning and teaching process. Therefore, the researchers recommended using educational mapping in teaching English to create an optimal positive learning and teaching atmosphere, and positively affect the learning and teaching process.
Keywords: Educational Mapping, English Language, University Students, Learning and Teaching.